Overturned tanker spills thousands of gallons of fuel (VIDEO)

| April 19, 2016

THOMASVILLE – A fuel tanker flipped on its side Monday afternoon in Thomasville, spilling thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel.

The tanker was headed southbound on US-19 when it attempted to make a left-hand turn onto the Smith Avenue/US-84 exit ramp and overturned around 1:30 p.m.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to authorities, 4,000 gallons of gas and 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled.

Traffic to the area was blocked well into the night while clean-up crews worked to clear the spill.

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